Fondatian Louis Vuitton in Paris opens an exhibition of works from the Courtauld Collection

The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for Impressionism reveals the discerning eye and commitment of Samuel Courtauld (1876-1947), one of the greatest art patrons of the 20th century. Created in close associations with his wife Elizabeth, the collction of this textile manufacturer with distant French origins, was largely assembled between 1923 and 1929, and compromises an exceptional group of French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. This presentation of the collection, the first in Paris since the Musée de l’Orangerie exhibition in 1955, gathers some 110 paintings and works on paper, including a group of ten watercolours by J.M.W Turner acquired by Samuel’s brother, Stephen. The exhibition is introduced by Manet’s iconic work A Bar at the Folies-Bergère. It is organized around large groups dedicated to Cézanne, the collector’s favourite artist – Montagne Sainte-Victoire

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